Damrey Athermath Hoi An – Qui Nhon – Nha Trang

Bridge in Da Nang

Departing Hoi An

An Bang Beach, rather, was my base at Hoi An. A very peaceful oasis during the Typhoon,. The weather had chased most tourists away from the beach. Early afternoons at The Deck House, sampling Jurgen’s cuisine and a few beers watching the sea roar. Just great!

View from The DeckHouse

My accommodation for the few days of the typhoon was the Sand Dune, a homestay with only three rooms just 2 min from the beach. Linh and Phien took care of the house and prepared our breakfasts.

Into the Rain towards Qui Nhon

It was still raining when I left – It was also raining when I arrived at Qui Nhon and it never paused raining on the way! What an exhausting day of some 350 km. First hour was spent trying to find a way out – Roads were just under water, no way passing through. I progressed some 5km in the first hour.

Near Hoi An

Once on the main road, progress was a bit faster, still flooding at places and raining all the time.

Happy Faces!

Qui Nhon

Qui Nhon was also badly damaged by the flooding but water was now subsiding. Rode to the beach and …. the rain and wind just stopped. Great, time for some street gastro on plastic chairs before the rain chased me to my hotel. No problems catching sleep tonight!

Street Gastro Seafood!




Bike under watchful eyes

Ride to Nha Trang

Morning Coffee

The following morning broke sunny and warm. A cup of Vietnamese coffee with local sweet condensed milk was fantastic before the day’s ride. And what a contrast with the day before – all day sunshine, marvelous road, gentle breeze all the way to Nha Trang through the Damrey path.

Nha Trang

Time to hit the beach and relax for a while. Nha Trang is a tourist resort apparently very popular among Russian and Vietnamese tourists.

Beach Cleaning Patrol
Beach Vendor

Very lively and fun city, this Nha Trang. But as Vietnam goes, this may not be the best place to come. Not much very Vietnamese or original here v. other places I have visited on the road. Menus and signs are also in Russian and Chinese with western or tourist-Vietnamese food. Much more interesting places are available  if you look for a Vietnamese experience. Well, this is a party town.